Slideshow: America's Best Theme Parks

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Slideshow: America's Best Theme Parks

Luna Park

Luna Park

Brooklyn, N.Y.
Standing on the shoulders of the theme park titans of yore, Luna Park pays homage to the past with fun-loving rides like the 86-year-old Cyclone roller coaster. But it's also in touch with the present with its foodie-pleasing Cyclone Café (think: gourmet burgers and brick-oven pizzas). Find out more about:
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Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World

Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Walt Disney World is practically a rite of passage for American children. Take your pick of meeting Cinderella, attending Cirque du Soleil or going on safari. With so many experiences to choose from, we recommend you make a detailed itinerary before joining the fray. Find out more about:
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Luna Park

Brooklyn, N.Y.
Standing on the shoulders of the theme park titans of yore, Luna Park pays homage to the past with fun-loving rides like the 86-year-old Cyclone roller coaster. But it's also in touch with the present with its foodie-pleasing Cyclone Café (think: gourmet burgers and brick-oven pizzas). Find out more about:
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Walt Disney World

Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Walt Disney World is practically a rite of passage for American children. Take your pick of meeting Cinderella, attending Cirque du Soleil or going on safari. With so many experiences to choose from, we recommend you make a detailed itinerary before joining the fray. Find out more about:
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Dollywood

Pigeon Forge, Tenn.­­­­
Don't pass up the chance to hop on Dollywood's newest ride — the 21-story-high Wild Eagle — or sample some of its award-winning Southern food. And as you might've guessed, Dollywood also offers live entertainment that ranges in genre from Southern gospel to classic rock. Read More:
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Universal Orlando

Orlando, Fla.
At Universal Orlando's "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter," you can fly high on a Hippogriff ride, choose a wand at Ollivanders in Hogsmeade (or rather, let the wand choose you) or take a wild ride through Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Find out more about:
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Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark

New Braunfels, Texas
The attractions at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels Waterpark are seemingly endless. There are speedy water slides like the Whitewater Tube Chute or the lazy Kristal River and a handful of young children-friendly areas like the Polywog Pond Kiddie Park. Read More:
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Cedar Point

Sandusky, Ohio
After a long day at the amusement park, you can relax on the mile-long beach, enjoy the refreshing Lake Erie breeze or cool down at Cedar Point's water park. Read More:
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Knoebels Amusement Resort

Elysburg, Pa.
More than 50 rides fill Knoebels Amusement Resort, but you should definitely catch a ride on the old-time Grand Carousel and, if you can stomach it, the wooden Phoenix Roller Coaster. Read More:
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